A qualitative study on stigma and discrimination experienced by indigenous peoples living with HIV or having TB at work
13 December 2019
Indigenous peoples living with HIV or having TB face double discrimination. Being an LGBT indigenous person adds another layer to this. Barriers to accessing health services, denial of the right to work and discrimination in employment settings are highlighted in a new ILO study undertaken by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the secretariat of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Working Group. Read more…
10 December 2019
This publication provides an overview of the gaps and challenges in six sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia). By providing a picture of front-line prevention and treatment policies, this working paper assesses the socio-economic consequences of low antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage as well as the key role of the health workforce in international testing and treatment targets (90-90-90). The impact of HIV on caregivers’ working status and their employment opportunities is also reviewed through an empirical analysis. This paper shows that additional action is required to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and to guarantee better access to ART. In particular, there is a need for accelerated action in promoting a wider access to HIV services, from testing and counselling facilities to self-testing programmes. Further, this paper highlights the persistent shortage of doctors, nurses and midwives, and provides insight on the essential role played by community health workers in filling the gaps in care jobs.
29 November 2019
ILO’s VCT@WORK is saving lives by adopting innovative approaches to reach out to workers in the formal as well as informal economy. The new report, released ahead of the World AIDs Day 2019 , shows that workplace offers immense opportunities of scaling up HIV testing services, particularly for men who are not yet adequately covered. Read more…
12 November 2019
The ILO launched its latest documentary on business development for transgender persons, aimed to inspire more transgender persons to start and develop their businesses as their source of living and a way to promote equal employment opportunities.
05 June 2019
HIV related stigma and discrimination are particularly pronounced in three areas, employment, access to medical treatment and confidentiality, according to ILO reports of 2011. Employment discrimination is one of the greatest concerns of People Living with HIV in China today.